The Brotherhood at Isaac M. Wise Temple is inviting all Boy Scouts to join its annual Lag B’Omer celebration on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021 from 8 to 10 p.m. This campfire event will feature a guitar sing-along and socializing with Scouts and members of the Wise Brotherhood.
The invitation from Wise Temple Brotherhood is a collaboration with the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Jewish Committee on Scouting. The committee promotes an annual observance in honor of the Scout Law: A Scout is Reverent. The goal is to raise awareness of scouting and support Jewish Scouts of every rank. In past years, the committee has arranged an annual Scout Shabbat. Previous hosts include Congregation Beth Adam, Congregation Beth Israel, and Isaac M. Wise Temple. In 2021, Adath Israel Congregation was scheduled to host but had to cancel due to health and safety restrictions due to the pandemic.
Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer count and is a festive day celebrated with outings, bonfires, parades and other joyous events; under traditional observance, in which certain activities (listening to music, getting one’s hair cut) are abstained during the first weeks of counting the Omer, those restrictions are lifted on Lag B’Omer. This year, the holiday begins the evening of Thursday, Apr. 29 and ends at sunset on the Friday, Apr. 30. All Scouts are welcome to attend this exciting event which will be held at the Isaac M. Wise Temple. When you arrive, look for flames, follow the scent of smoke or simply join in with those making their way along the trail to the fire pit in the south field.
Masks and social distancing are required to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs. No reservations are needed.